On the Move's partnership with a new information platform in Malaysia (Arteri)

My Performing Arts Agency (MyPAA) activated ARTERI on 1 April 2016, an online strategic platform to serve as a one-stop information portal for the Malaysian arts communities. ARTERI underscores MYPAA’s objectives to address gaps in the current ecosystem, and lead towards increasing funding and developmental opportunities, nurturing skills and talent growth to contribute to the social, creative and economic sustainability of the sector. ARTERI is made possible in collaboration with Yayasan Hasanah under its arts, culture and heritage (AHC) focus to help transform Malaysia into a distinctive AHC destination by positively advancing the AHC ecosystem in the country.

ARTERI features content on i) funding opportunities via local and international organisations, ii) mentorship and residence opportunities iii) call for applications/auditions, iv) useful resources like publicity, list of rehearsal and performance spaces v) factsheets that include policies on corporate tax exemption and registration of entities, list of NGOs, vi) toolkits such as templates on writing business letters and preparing budget sheets, vii) special features and interviews amongst others. Local and international organisations like On the Move, Asia Europe Foundation, Goethe Institute, The Japan Foundation, Sime Darby Foundation and National Department for Culture and Arts have all contributed in terms of content provision that will be beneficial for the Malaysian arts community.

ARTERI is led by Amy de Kanter, the portal’s Chief Editor, a professional writer with 18 years’ experience in publishing, marketing, advertising and business development. Her writings have been published in more than 300 articles, blogs and other content in newspapers, magazines, coffee table books, journals, directories, supplements and websites, encompassing travel, interviews, reviews (arts, theatre, film, book and food), columns and how-to articles.

This partnership is part of a new development path for On the Move which aims to complement its mission of cultural mobility information with targeted support of international related mobility and/or cooperation projects.